Meet our Board Epic operates under the terms of its Articles of Association and is governed by a Board of Directors. We have assembled a high-quality Board of Directors to govern the activities of the enterprise. The Board consist of an independent chair person, our Managing Director, four non-executive directors and five elected staff representatives. Expand We would like to introduce you to our Board members Brendan O’Keefe - Managing Director I am the Managing Director of Epic CIC. I was formerly a Senior Probation Officer with London Probation Service, I joined RBKC in 1998 to lead the then pilot Youth Offending Team, one of only eleven in the UK at the time. I joined the Youth Support and Development Service in 2005 and in 2011 I began the project that eventually led to the creation of Epic CIC, the UK's first youth service mutual. I have been appointed as a Cabinet Office Mutuals Ambassador and advise local authorities on the creation of public sector mutuals. I am also a visiting lecturer at the University of London. I hold a Masters Degree from the London School of Economics and a level seven ILM accredited qualification in strategic management. Alishia Williams-Gayle - Youth Sport Development Officer-Events/ London Youth Games BTO I work for Epic Sport and my main focus in my role is managing the sports events in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. This includes The Rowing Challenge, London Mini Marathon, Cross Country and coordinating the London Youth Games for RBKC. Alongside this, I coach archery, assist in running a successful coaching bursary scheme and deliver Sport Leader courses in some of the schools. My role on the board as a staff elected rep is to be the ears, eyes and voice for the Partners in Epic and represent them at the board meetings. Peter Board - Science Teacher and Data Lead for Epic Learning I have worked for Epic Learning as a science teacher for four years, during the launch of EPIC, and the gaining of independent school status. I retrained as a teacher after a varied career following on from my science degree. I originally worked providing strategic consultancy services in technology and IPR marketing, and setting up partnerships to bid for research funding from the EU. I then moved to a thinktank managing collaborative technology projects between industry, government and academia. Finally, I Government’s communications and marketing arm, followed by the Qualifications and Curriculum Agency before my teacher training. The skills I hope to use most to benefit Epic and my partners are my strategic thinking, communications experience, and knowledge of partnership working and bidding for funding. Sion Davies - Relationships, Sex and Education Officer I have worked for Epic CIC since we became an employee led mutual. My role is based within the Health team and I coordinate the sex and relationships education programme. Which includes the project management of the umbrella project and the coordination of the sex and relationships education training programme for Tri borough professionals. Before Epic CIC I worked in Children's homes in Manchester as a residential child care worker, for 5 years. I then worked as a youth worker in Bolton working with young people people aged of 6 - 19. Using the experience that I have gained over the years, I have developed a fresh and unique delivery style that is engaging and fun.